Parrots and Falcons %u2014 Long-lost Cousins | BirdNote. Well, now I have to root for the Atlanta Falcons in the SuperBowl today. It seems that Falcons and Parrots are genetic cousins, and that they both come from the same DNA tree. Who knew? But, given my love of Parrots, is there any question about my favorite today? It helps that they are the underdogs. Everyone likes an underdog. Go Falcons.